Born on 4th August 1960, in London, England, Bernard Rose began his career by making super 8 films at the age of 9. The BBC had a amateur movie competition which he won in 1975, causing his 3 minute film to air on the BBC. Bernard used this exposure to propel himself into a position with Jim Henson on the last season of The Muppet Show as well as The Dark Crystal in 1981.
This experience convinced Bernard that film would be his passion for life. He began attending The National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England, where he would graduate with a Master’s in Film making. His first step into the world of directing would come in the early days of MTV for artists such as UB40, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Roy Orbison and Roger Waters. After a stint with the BBC, Bernard would go onto to gain America’s attention by writing and directed the 1992 horror classic Candyman.
After Candyman, Bernard turned down a career working for major studios to make his own films on Digital Cameras. He was famously quoted as saying “When I first saw the results of the new high definition video system there was only one thing to say; from today, film is dead. At last the dream of Welles and Mellies can be realized. A cinema of personal imagination not bullied and battered by corporate troglodytes.”